With the availability of Microsoft's HoloLens in 2016, the world took an accelerated step toward the age of Holographic Computing. Not only will digital holograms replace all of our 2D screens (think of smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, computer monitors, and more), they will also replace physical models that have been in use for centuries.
One such example is the art of architectural and urban model making. For much of history, architects and planners have relied on building physical scale models of cities and landscapes when showcasing future urban development plans. Building these scale models can be time consuming, expensive, and difficult to modify once complete. It is an industry ripe for the holographic transition.
"The Holographic Future is Inevitable"
With the announcement of the Holographic Urban and City Planning Visualizer, users can use Mixed Reality devices such as the HoloLens to view rich, contextual information as they
explore various parts of a city or urban model. Users can zoom in to various parts of a city for an immersive experience.
This is only one of many examples of how digital holograms are quickly gaining traction and transforming industries. Holograms are making their way into sectors such as healthcare, energy, education, construction, architecture, and entertainment. The holographic future is inevitable.